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BOOKS I. I I.

OF

THE AENEID OF VERGIL.

BY THE SAME AUTHOR.

Crown 8vo, 2s. Ed.,

THE AENEID OF VERGIL.-BOOKS XI. XII.

RIVINGTONS

London, Oxford, and Cambridge.

OF

THE AENEID OF VERGIL

EDITED, WITH NOTES

BY

F. STORR, B.A.

CHIEF MASTER OF MODERN SUBJECTS IN MERCHANT TAYLORS' SCHOOL, AND

LATE ASSISTANT MASTER IN MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE

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RIVINGTONS

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Preface.

SINCE the Editio Princeps of 1469 Heyne tells us that a year has not passed without at least one new edition of Vergil, and since Heyne's day the annual rate has increased rather than diminished. In the new Catalogue of the British Museum “Vergil' occupies eighty-two folio pages. It is then only reasonable to require of a new Editor of Vergil that he should justify his existence, and point out what he proposes to do which has not been as well or better done already. More especially is an apology needed for an Editor who comes after Conington. No English edition of the poet can compare with his. I have constantly referred to him in the Notes, and where I have ventured to differ from him, have generally given his version as an alternative. At the same time I have found that his very merits—his acuteness, his subtlety, his conscientious discussion of every possible and sometimes impossible rendering-make him unattractive to schoolboys, who too often content themselves with culling the translations in inverted commas. But instead of pointing out what I conceive to be the defects of other school editions, an ungracious task at best, I will state the plan and

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